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Columbia’s commencement ceremonies will be live streamed. Watch the proceedings on Saturday, May 14, at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., and on Sunday, May 15, at 12 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Previously reserved guest Commencement tickets can be picked up on the day of your ceremony in the outer lobby of the Theatre’s State Street entrance. Tickets will not be available through the Chicago Theatre’s Will Call.

You’ve just spent the last few years at Columbia College Chicago preparing for the future and now it’s time to step into that future and make it happen! We’re here to help you through this process, and keep you organized every step of the way. 

Chicago Theater

This year, Columbia’s Commencement ceremonies will take place at the beautiful and historic Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St. This venue has a stunning historic atmosphere, abundant seating and is conveniently located near hotels and parking.

Commencement 2016 Ceremonies

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 10:00 A.M.
Advertising & Public Relations
American Sign Language
Creative Writing (U) (G)
Humanities, History, and Social Sciences: Cultural Studies
Education (U) (G)
Journalism (U) (G)

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1:30 P.M.
Audio Arts & Acoustics
Music Technology
Creative Arts Therapies (G)
Science and Mathematics: Arts & Materials Conservation

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 5:00 P.M.
Business & Entrepreneurship (U) (G)
Fashion Studies
Interactive Arts & Media

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 12:00 P.M.
Cinema Art + Science (U) (G)
Photography (U) (G)

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 3:30 P.M.
Art & Art History (U) (G)
Interdisciplinary Arts (G)
Music (U) (G)

(U) Undergraduate Ceremony
(G) Graduate Ceremony
2016 Commencement Guide
Graduation Guide

Now that you know when, and where, here’s how to get started. The official Graduation Check List  will help you stay organized in preparation for all graduation requirements. Follow these steps and you’ll be well on your way to a successful and celebratory culmination of your Columbia student experience. Make sure you check back frequently for any updates and to check off the boxes on your list!

Columbia College Chicago students can now purchase formal announcements and other Commencement memorabilia from Herff Jones. Click here to place your orders directly with Herff Jones.

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